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ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00pm EDT
be executed thursday night. >>> at the future of school reform in d.c. took center stage today. michelle rhee appeared on oprah today. >> michelle rhee called gray's the victory devastating for schoolchildren in the district. >> the one woman tornado at the center of a washington d.c. storm. >> o para set her sights on the country's public school problems. >> this is a warrior woman. >> she while the audience with her take no prisoners approach to improving education. we even got a glimpse of an actual firing. >> the parents came up to me and said, she could not have been the worst principal in the district. i said, -- >> in d.c., per future is very much in doubt. lennar for former critics is most likely to become her boss. vincent gray still is dodging questions about his plans for the public school system. today, he opened the door ever so slightly to her staying on in d.c. >> i do not know how many conversations we will have. >> he indicated that might not be necessary. >> i am making a transition period >> he likely will meet with her sometime this week during that meeting,
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
. a lot of people going out to vote in d.c. in particular. will the weather cooperates? >> definitely. fairly comfortable temperatures. not as cool let the past zero mornings. we will take it. not bad. 16 marlon tinnon, 54 incumbents, 61 in fredericksburg, 59 in waldorf. low 60's for the most part. 60 degrees in la plata. a comfortable starts today. not a van afternoon. high temperatures in the low 80s. 82 degrees. a gusty breeze out of the northwest. we like that direction this time of year because that brings cooler, drier air. we will have gusts of 25 miles an hour later today. cooling tonight with clear skies. mid 50's tomorrow morning at a bus stop. back to you. >> thank you. >>> an increase in volume of traffic on 270 south out of frederick, 66 in manassas and between 50 and 123 is a little slow. northbound 99 slowing in woodbridge. 95 traffic in springfield, headlights moving nicely northbound. let's look at the geico camera, 270 looks good. the is approaching 109. back to you. >> thank you. >>-- delays approaching 109. >>> the battle in the d.c. mayor's race has
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 6:00am EDT
>>> voters in d.c. an in maryland head to the polls today to cast their vote in the primary. maryland voters also have big decisions to make. >>> also ahead, a virginia man found tied up and shot to death in his own home. police say it is the result after deadly dispute, all over a speed bump. we'll explain why. fox 5 morning news continues right now. >>> we'll take a look at tower cam this morning on this tuesday morning. it is september 14. i'm sarah similar monday in for gurvir. let's get a check of our weather with tony perkins right now. beautiful day outside. >> great morning. great day today. we'll see fine weather conditions. i think the only feature of note will be some breezy conditions later on today. let's take a look. we'll show you the current temperatures around the region as we are in in the 50s and 60s. mostly in the 60s right now. your wind are light at this hour. out of the south at six milespe they will shift to out of the northwest a little bit later on today. barometric pressure is steady. here is a look at the sat rad. not a lot to show you. no precipi
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
gunman who opened fire on 53rd street in d.c. two girls and man were hurt in that drive-by shooting. and we have an update on the two-alarm fire that broke out. fire officials now say the home was destroyed and the four people that lived there will need to find somewhere else to stay and the heat also damaged a neighbor's property but no one was hurt. >> and a construction worker is in the hospital after a trench collapsed. at regionnal heights. construction workers were doing foundation work when a large pile of work collapsed on a man. it took two hours to free him. he was taken to the hospital in critical condition. >> 63 degrees. >> still ahead on good morning, washington, back to school on a budget. how some teachers are stocking up without having to pay a cent. >> and a dirty trick. warning for voters in prince george's county. >> and we'll have a check of weather and traffic coming up. >> good morning, it's about 4:39. time for another check of weather and traffic every 10 minutes. >> meter meerment. i have to say -- meteorologist adam caskey, i have to say, it was nice and cool d
ABC
Sep 1, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in the mayor's race in d.c. are going head-to- head. adrian fenty and vincent gray are debating this afternoon in northwest d.c. brianne carter joins us from the site of the debate with a new chapter in the campaign that develop this morning with the release of a poll. >> we are in the home stretch of the primary -- of this with the primary two weeks away. they are going head-to-head. a number of supporters from both campaigns behind me. there's a new poll talking about who may be impacting voters. with the primary less than two weeks away -- [inaudible] >> the candidates are pulling out all the stops. one resident is basing her votes on one issue. sex education is key. i have three children. -- education is the key. >> 41% of registered voters look at the work of michelle rhee as a reason to reelect adrian fenty. 40% feel that she is one reason he should be gone. >> not a single issue why you should vote for one candidate or the other. >> people either love michelle rhee or hate her. >> a number of voters are looking at the bigger picture, not just one issue. could anything inf
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >>> president obama hitting d.c. schools where it hurts, why he says his kids can't get a quality education in a d.c. public classroom. >>> nuclear sites shut down without warning and tonight former top military brass reveal the stunning reason why. >>> we begin with the fox 5 storm force. our area under a flash flood watch tonight. good evening, everyone. i'm laura evans in for brian. >> and i'm shawn yancy. the rain letting up a few hours tonight but already round two is moving in and could pack a punch. fox 5's sue palka is tracking it all from the weather center tonight. >> for weeks we've been saying we need rain and we're getting it in some spots tonight but others sort of being left out from the big rainfall totals. several more batches to go, though, tonight. we'll take you straight to radar. much of the area hasn't seen much in the evening hours. we had a big round earlier today that affected some spots, montgomery and howard in particular with 1 to 2 inches of rain. i think you can see most of the heaviest rain is kind of scooting east mostly on the bay. we'll get in closer. this is wh
ABC
Sep 28, 2010 12:18pm EDT
the headstart program in d.c. schools. the program could not account for more than $300 in administrative and training expenses between 2007 and 2009 and was consistently late in providing required financial status reports. but according to an audit by the u.s. department of health and human services. school officials say they have addressed issues in the audit and they plan to implement stronger controls. >>> coming up, of women making progress in the workforce? lawmakers look closely at the gender pay gap for bosses. >>> there is a new template that will take computer lovers by storm. today and "the oprah show", jenny mccarthy opens up boss: and now i'll turn it over to the gecko. gecko: ah, thank you, sir. as we all know, geico has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much
FOX
Sep 14, 2010 6:00pm EDT
soon as the polled opened here in d.c. some likes didn't have pencils, the scanners weren't works and in d.c. with that hotly-contested -- contested mayor's race, the big question is whether the frustrated voters who left will return. >> reporter: in d.c., a bumpy start to election day and dozens left the polls. >> and we were hoping it didn't have the pickups and they did. they cast their vote again. >> and -- . >> from the beginning. we don't know that they coming back. >> reporter: the board of elections blamed new equipment for much of the problem. at the start of the day, some poll locations couldn't use voting scanners because of an issue verifying the serial numbers. turns out, they had bad instructions and, even mayoral candidate vincent gray got caught up in the trouble. >> there were numerous problems beginning with my own precinct, when i went to vote. >> you can find something to complain about at every polling location. what is happening today is typical when you roll out new equipment in the voting jurisdiction. >> reporter: officials say by mid-day, most of the problems
FOX
Sep 23, 2010 11:00pm EDT
suuposed but feels more like summer. ú%oking at the yes today. 87 degrees in baltimore. 93 in d.c. 97 in fredericksberg. those mid to upper 90s are shifting over the central portion of the state. that's whattwe willlfeel tomorrow. baltimore. 80 in d.c. 78 in fredericksberg. looking at 78 in hagerstown. temperaturessin the mid to upper 70s. clear skies. beautiful moon out there. 74 starting us off for thh morning commute. witt sunshine. and right at lunch time, about 90 egrees. and it will continue to climb through the afternoon. i will have a detailed look at how long the heat sticks around in tte seven-day forecast..3 coming up. >> two girls fighting and all caught on tape. and posted then on "youtube". why one of the girl's parents is facing criminal charges. >> and nergy efficient street lights in a dog park. %-the lights and why t isuel abundant free. >> you said you wanted to play drees up. >> still ahead on the "late editio >> city police are investigating after a man is shot inneast baltimore. it happened at 10:00 this morning at north broadway and east oliver. foond the victim
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
grew up in d.c. like all y'all. i want this to be the best city in the world especially for our kids. >> we thought we could win it. we feel confident we could win this election. >> polling places ope at 7:00 this morning and will remain open until 8:00 tonight. >> let's see what kind of day we will have for voters. >> tom is here with the latest on the forecast. >> did voting weather. off to a mostly clear start this tuesdaymorning. temperatures in the region are pleasant. it's 68 at the national airport. and in downtown washington, mid-60s. low 60s prince george' county. arlington, fairfax and montgomery near 60 degrees. good weather across maryland for the election. it's in the low 60s and upper 50s on the eastern shore inhe mountains of western maryland and west viinia. near 60 this morning. a few high clouds drifting from the northwest. we'll have quite a bit of sunshine today. a few high clouds fm time to time. highs reaching the low 80s. a bit of a northwest breeze. tomorrow more of the same although a bit cooler. a chance for rain moving in after sunset, thursday evening and
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
most expensive place to live in the d.c. region. the top 5. >> first, it is almost flu season. should you get a shot? if you're pregnant you should. number 5, doctors are expecting all women who are expecting to get a flu shot. less than a quarter of us women typically get vaccinated. >>> a new drug for people with multiple sclerosis. they developed a pill to prevent relapses of ms. it changes the immune system's response to the disease so they have fewer attacks and slows the progression of ms. >>> number 3, more job cuts in the d.c. area. d.c. payrolls dropped by 19,800 jobs, 6700 in maryland and 6500 in virginia. the biggest job losses were in michigan, california and texas. >>> number 2, it will cost you to buy a house in the d.c. region, bethes da ranks 20th on coldwell banker's most expensive houses in the country. average 4 bedroom ranks over 800,000. newport beach, california, is the most expensive in the country. the average four bedroom costs, the average, $1.8 million. >>> and number 1 tonight is a traffic alert if you're heading out. crews are closing all four lane
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm EDT
." -- "the town." >> technology makes it easier to pay to park in d.c., but it also makes it easier for you to get a ticket. >> it turns out innovation to help you pay for parking in d.c. could actually end up costing you. >> check this out, when you pay by credit card, it gives the officers a head of -- a heads up that the meter is expiring. >> people who use a credit card to pay to park, or where you use your telephone do make it easier, but you also greatly increase your chances of getting a parking ticket. >> some people who use the credit card or phone method to park say it is easy, but watch out. he says the person on the other end of the phone got one digit on his license plate from and within minutes he got stuck with a ticket. >> i got in my car and got a ticket and 20 minutes later got a text saying that -- i got my car and was on my way home and 20 minutes later got a text saying that my leader was about to expire. -- my meager was about to expire. >> a parking enforcement officer wrote this to get one minute after the time paid for by phone expired. city officials acknow
FOX
Sep 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
martin freeman, seen here in the redskins hat, stepped forward to say the d.c. police department was illegally brokering security work for its officers at gallery place in chinatown. according to the lawsuit, the department retaliated claiming the officers engaged in offduty employment and free inwas visually fired -- freeman was eventually fired and 24ths suspended without pay. the -- and two others suspended without pay. they violated the whistle- blower protection act and faulted only kathy lanier. >> her asking the judge to make the decision about what the appropriate decision is for the chief and this is the first time in the history of d.c. you had an agency head thought to be guilty of retaliation and that law is not equipped to handle that situation. i think the law sees our agency heads would behave better. >> and the attorney general is fighting hard for lanier, claiming in essence the, the jury made a mistake and in a statement,ic inels said, although we sent the jury process and the hard case, the finding that chief lanier retaliated against one of the plaintiffs was not
ABC
Sep 19, 2010 11:35pm EDT
and is now a write- in candidates. they are dominating the conversation in d.c. and are likely to do so for some time to come. we have more on the growing strength of this conservative movement. thanks so much for joining us tonight. i want to start with christine o'donnell. another bombshell has dropped. >> the republicans are really struggling to figure out what to do with this. she is an unconventional candidate. it was thought that the republican who has been in congress along time was absolutely going to win this race. and they are not having a very good moment. >> there were some, quote, nutty comments that she made, and she was on "politically incorrect," where she talks about dabbling in witchcraft. >> i think we're going to see more of this. this is one more thing that adds to the egocentricity of her candidacy. -- and adds to the eccentric ity of her candidacy. it is a little odd. >> the tea party is celebrating this win. republicans are biting their nails right now. >> you heard charles krauthammer say over the weekend in "the washington post" that sarah palin and jim demi
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
maryland tag 754-60hv. >>> police have made an arrest in the murder of this d.c. waiter and college student. he was shot to death while riding home from work through sherman circle last month. police believe the killer is 17- year-old erik foreman. he was 16 at the time of the killing. officers say foreman tried to rob the man before shooting him several times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> all right, stephen colbert will be testifying before congress. half spoken word, half dance number. [ laughter ] >> the big story, you heard right. comedian stephen colbert is in d.c. to testify before congress, particularly about immigration outside a house committee. sherri ly is live with details. >> reporter: stephen colbert may be a comedian but his appearance on capital hill today is no joke. you wouldn't think of him as a person that was an expert on illegal immigration but anyone who watches his show knows he recently joined up with the united farm workers to spend a day on a farm as a migrant worker. the comedy central host will testify about his experience doing that alongsi
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
family of an man killed in a bridge collapse comes to an agreement. >> d.c. according come up we have an update on the woman whose belongings build several city blocks last night. >> why many people in d.c. chose city blocks last night. >> why many people in d.c. chose to give four years ago, bob ehrlich got fired as governor of maryland. for good reason. first, he protected tax loopholes for giant cable cable companies. then, he let utilities jack up our rates 72%. and for the last four years, he worked as a hired gun for big corporations, even a bank that took billions from a taxpayer funded bailout. ehrlich sides with corporate executives again and again and again tell bob ehrlich big banks and billionares don't need help. middle class marylanders do. >>> the parties have reached a settlement in the bay bridge accident that killed a truck driver. the family will receive $100,000 from the insurance company. bay worked his drop of the bridge to avoid a car. the man of the car admits falling asleep at the wheel. >>> now we have an update on a story you heard last night. the eviction of a
NBC
Sep 18, 2010 5:30am EDT
truck is serving up in d.c. we'll show you what's got so many people so hooked. >>> but first, christmas' come early for people on one side of a heated debate over religious freedom. began last year when holiday displays outside of the loudon county courthouse were suddenly banned. now, county supervisors have decided whether to bring those displays back. jane watrel has our story. >> ms. waters. ms burke. >> reporter: a cause resolution by a heated debate. 8-1 vote loudon supervisors will continue policies. many localeaders are elated. >> this is a very important victory for free speech, for religious freedom, for people of strong faith about christmas and out their rligious beliefs. >> reporter: the controversy started in november, when a citizens committee banned unattended displaysue to overwhelming requests for the courthouse grounds. the lone dissenting vote on the board wanted that ban upheld. >> i think those are the appropriate type monuments on the courthouse. those people gave their lives to protect the rights that are enforced in that building. beyond that we don't
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
emotional boost this week. they were able to speak to their families. >>> if you shop in d.c. being you might be familiar with that five-cent bag tax. but is all that monday i where going down the drain? >> the anacostia river still a toxic mess. what is being done with the bag tax money that is supposed to help clean it up? >>> coming up in just a little bit, we'll let you know what is happening with our weather across the area. another warm day today and julie wright is here. she will tell us about the morning road conditions. stay with us. fox 5 morning news will be right back. this droid has evolved to do even more. now it integrates your work e-mail, so you can be hooked up to everything you need to do. now it does 1 ghz speed on a more intuitive keyboard. turning you into an instrument of efficiency. introducing the new droid 2 by motorola. part of the next generation of does. >>> there was a celebration of dance at the white house last night for judith jamieson. first lady michelle obama hosted the event in the east room. >> very nice. >>> tony is back with another check on o
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00am EDT
, uneventful. now to the top stories with pereta and allison. >>> primary day in maryland, d.c., and six other states. local is getting the most attention of the district race for mayor. by the end of the day we could know if incumbent adrian fenty gets four more years or vincent gray will be taking over. pamela brown is live in southeast with the fight to the finish. good morning. >> good morning. if today is official primary voting day. election officials say that 22,000 people have already voted. they are expecting a turnout of 55% today. both top candidates will be allowed in full force crisscrossing the city, trying to get every vote they can. the top two candidates for d.c. mayor has been pounding the pavement oliver d.c. charles's in their efforts to get people voting. >> the most important decision to be made is who is the best person to lead the city the next four years. dealing with education, jobs, housing. i am the best person to do that. >> vincent gray has been ahead in recent polls of steadily, but supporters think it comes down to the fact he is a likable guy. >> he is a
FOX
Sep 5, 2010 10:00pm EDT
nothing. no cloud cover. a nice, clear night. the high in baltimore. 82 in d.c. wwrmed farthee to the south att82 degrres. 78 in hagggrstown. cooler air over the mountaans. a little cooler tempeeatures. look at 3 c1 currentlyy 74 degrees in hagerstown. little coolerrair over the moontains aa this time. it lloks like for tomorrow on labor day if you're going out to the park, doing a picniccwhattvvr, we'll continue to see temperaturessclimb 3 c1 throogh the midmmrning in to % the fternoon. right around 80 degrees with plentt of p>> a prince george's county man suffered serious injuries after beiig stuck in a trench. the 52-year old was one of four mennfrom a water-proofing company work in an apartment >>> a two-year old boy died aftee being rescued from a pool in anne arundel county. police pay the oyywas swimming at a home. a ffmily mmmber rescued phe boy ann performed cpr. the child wws takkn to washiigton medical center, where heedied. >>>>a 15-year old boy is the face. it happpned near in ppnnsylvania and fulton aveeues pn west baltimore last night. according to police, the teen
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
morning storm left some in the dark. at one point petco reported 7,000 outages in d.c. and montgomery county. the number stands at 778. b.g.e. restored power to nearly 4,000 customers and only about 20 still waiting. dominion has 171 customers without power in northern virginia. we continue our team coverage in potomac in a community that's lost power with every storm. tracy wilkins tells us they are considering desperate measures. >> we have definitely seen worse weather than what we have had today, but for folks in river falls it doesn't seem to take much more than tis tonock out power. >> this year in particular has been very bad. there's always been power outages you wouldn't expect in this neighborhood. > reporter: now with light rain, no power again. but since so many of the homes of the community are on separate grids it's not a problem for everyone, just the same people over and over agai >> i have a 10-year-old afraid to be in the house when it rains by himself because he assume the power will go out. >> reporter: even with underground lines neighbors say the power
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
around with the $50 million of d.c. taxpayer's money being taken and -- $82 million in contract. >> reporter: hard ton what is true. morris said it probably doesn't matter. and in post debaste conversations, marion barley said the mistakes he made were personal and said fenty is governmental and involved the city. moden challenges people to name three reasons why they should vote for gray without saying fenty. both sides are insisting the other engaged in financial mismanagement. who won the debate? we're letting the viewers decide. if you haven't seen it yet g to our website, www.myfoxdc.com. >>> and our coverage continues tonight at 10. we'll have the president of that clarice research group that did that poll live to break down the latest poll and we'll talk with king. the columnist of the "washington post" for his unique insight into the race and candidates and how the campaign is playing out around the district. >>> a controversial ruling in louden county. still ahead on the edge, find out if religious displays will have to be taken down at the county courthouse. >>> and ne
CBS
Sep 12, 2010 8:30am EDT
to drive jobs in d.c. is unprecedented. >> how many jobs are we talking about? >> just in the past four years, over 11,000 new people hired. >> is it your decision or michelle reed. >> mine. >> the police chief crime initiatives, is that on the chief or you? >> the final decision is on me. >> he knocked on every door. but who has the mayor been listening to since he won office. >> you don't have a kitchen cabinet or two or three people. >> senior staff, like every other mayor. i've been around this job and around this city, you know, as long as any of my kitchen staff. probably more. i bring to the job what i grew up with in d.c., the neighborhood. for better or worse, this city is run over the last four years with every key decision of being mine and mine alone. >> and that was bruce johnson reporting. the mayor says he does have a plan for identifying his voters and getting his folks to the polls on tuesday. his campaign has raised millions and outspent his opponent four-to one. his challenger was interviewed also of the vince gray is the front runner, but he's warning his suppor
FOX
Sep 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
will begin in d.c. but it won't feel like it. we've got some thunderstorms in the forecast, too. i'll have details. >>> but first a quick check of our rundown. the news edge will be right back. hang tight. >> this is fox 5 news edge at 11:00. from  >>> a new scandal rocking the catholic church tonight involving alleged money laundering. authorities in italy have seized more than $30 million from a vatican bank account and are investigating the bank's chairman and general director. the vatican says it is perplexed and surprised by the investigation. this isn't the first time the bank faced trouble. it was involved in a major scandal in the '80s. >>> the common cold may be the key to childhood obesity and you may be living in one of the best communities in america. shawn yancy with your fox 5 top five. >> up first tonight, brian, the local neighborhoods called the best places for young people to live. no. 5, the america's promise alliance is out with its 100 best communities for young people. alexandria virginia, prince william county and calvert county m
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 2:00am EDT
? >> so what's new here? >> well, ending bailouts and cutting spending in washington, d.c., is a new idea, david. and the truth is, look, republicans didn't lose our majority in 2006, we lost our way. we walked away from the principles of fiscal discipline and reform that minted our governing majority back in 1980 and again in 1994. and the american people walked away from us. what we have in this proposal is not necessarily new -- the idea of fiscal responsibility, pro-growth policies, openness and transparency in government are solid american ideas. what republicans are committing to in the pledge for america is taking important first steps in this congress to steer our national government back to the basic practices and principles. >> congressman van hollen, do you agree? is this a return to core principles or is this a rehash? >> this is a rehash. a recycling of the bush economic agenda. they put a new front page on it, but, otherwise, this is a xerox copy. the whole answer to everything seems to be give the folks at the top a tax break and they want the undo the regulations and
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
baltimore and 40s in the mountains and it's already 77 in baltimore and 80 in d.c. and the humidity levels are starting to creep up as a warmup takes hold and for more, here's marty. >> it's gorgeous, bernadette, thank you. and good afternoon, everyone. we'll look at the graphic that tells the story. another area of high pressure is getting to move into that such position. it will funnel for humidity and remember the dew point, 57 and we'll remember that tomorrow. it will add heat and we're getting closer to 90 degrees soon. this time of the year, the burst of heat and humidity are short lived. look at the cold front on the leftside of the screen. bernadette woods will have more, shortly in the first warning weather segment. now, back inside. >>> marty, thank you. the perfect weather makes it a perfect day to take in a football game. head on down to m&t stadium. the game starts at 4:00, it's a major season opener for both games. the terps are the underdogs and it will be the first time the teams met in five years. and more hometown football is on the way. get fired up! the first reg
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
degrees outside. coming up later, free parking at night in d.c.? it might be making a comeback. we'll tell you why. >>> first, another check on your >>> welcome back to "good morning washington." it is a little above average. average low temperature at reagan national is 61. we are actually at 70 degrees at d.c.a. at this moment. the temperatures should drop a few degrees. the district 70 degrees. fredericksburg checking in at 69. looking at dew point levels. remember, a dew point measures how much water is in the hair and basically the come fort level outside. well, these dew point numbers will be dropping throughout the day today and probably down into the low 50's and upper 40's by this evening. that means very dry, crisp air moving into place. so high temperatures in the upper 70's to near 80's. a lot of sunshine as well. a few high thin clouds. tonight temperatures will be dropping into the upper 40's. so big change compared to what we have outside right now. tomorrow morning, upper 40's out west. mid 50's downtown. we warm up through the middle part of this work week. for now, the ro
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 12:00pm EDT
making their choices in maryland and d.c.. it is down to the wire in the fierce primary battle between mayor adrian fenty and vincent gray. there also choosing candidates to run for council chair and other seats. in prince george's county, the race to watch is the race for county executive. we are getting reports of voting problems across the region. we have complete team coverage with brianne carter monitoring issues in prince george's county, and pamela brown has the fight to deficient in d.c.'s may laurel race. >> good afternoon. the long, contentious d.c. mayoral primary race culminates today. voters have been piling into the polling stations, including this one behind me. both vincent gray and mayor adrian fenty have been out trying to break in as many last minute votes as possible before the stations close tonight. just after doors opened in southeast d.c., vincent gray made his final pitch. >> i am the only candidate who has set forward exactly what i would do as mayor in terms of education, economic development, public safety, and the public trust. >> vincent gray has held a st
CBS
Sep 15, 2010 7:00pm EDT
columbia. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: it wouldn't matter, democrats always seem to win in d.c. and vincent gray's day was fielding questions much like the new mayor. >> whether people voted for me or not, they care deeply about the city and i want to try to engage them in how we bring the city together. >> reporter: first question on everybody's mind, will he keep michelle rhee, mayor fenty's hard charging education reformer. >> have you talked to michelle rhee and if you haven't, can you give us an idea of how that conversation will go? >> i placed a call to her and i didn't get her. i'm sure she's busy today, she's running the schools obviously. but we will talk. >> will you ask her to stay or will you wait until you hear her plans. >> we won't make any plans at all until after the general election. >> reporter: and it may be the least prosperous residents that cost fenty. he promised to work on the transition with gray. he declined to engage on what went wrong, from sweeping all wards four years ago to losing. >> i don't kind of space my tough decision-making and engagement out
ABC
Sep 20, 2010 5:00am EDT
scene. >>> a funeral for ron walter in washington, d.c. jesse jackson will deliver the eulogy. hundreds turned out for a memorial service at howard university. walters taught at howard for 25 years. after that, he directed the african-american leadership institute at the university of maryland. >> he was an activist scholar and a scholar activist. he wrote about what he knew. he analyzed about what he knew to be true. >> walters died earlier this month of cancer. he was 72 years old. >>> well, the time now is 5:17. we turn to today's tech bites. facebook on your smart phone, or your facebook smart phone. those stories and more. >> a rumor facebook is building a smart phone. the move would give facebook friends a new way to keep in contact. facebook says the report is not true. >>> apple reportedly looking to sell newspapers and magazines on the ipad. the wall street journal says apple could offer a print subscription in the next month or so. >>> apple making a move into china. it will be selling the wi-fi enabled i4 in china. sales of wi-fi enabled ipads begin in china on frid
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 6:00pm EDT
have a lot of money. >> god bless the federal employees in washington, d.c. >> reporter: that's congressman kaufman on the phone from colorado. he said he's proposing changes only for the fiscal year 2011 and predicted it will save the federal government $5.5 million. >> and washington, just because it has a printing press, can't be immune from the sacrifice the rest of america is taking. >> reporter: he asked for a budget cut. the impact on a furlough, let's do the math. one-third of the region's economy is the federal government and contracting. the federal payroll amounts to $37 billion a year. a 4% pay cut from furloughs is about $1.5 billion out of people's pockets. a serious hit to the regional economy by any measure. now chances are that kaufman's bill will pass, while democrat's control of congress is zero but some consider it a shot across the bow for a much more likely scenario if the g.o.p. wins congress in the mid-term elections and that's the potential for another government shutdown in a showdown with the president over spending in 2011. scott broom in the news roo
FOX
Sep 22, 2010 11:00pm EDT
other phone is free. only at verizon. iinites the debate in washington, d.c..about president obama's and the afghanistan war. craiggboswell reports tonight the book goes inside of last year's decision toostay with our >> in the book, obama's wars, the president is quoted saying we can absorb a terrorist attack. we will o everything we can to prevent it. but even a 9/11, even the biggest attack evee we absorbed it and strongerr homeland security janet napolitano said it in a slightly different waa in testimony before a senate panel today about efforts to stop attacks nine years after 9/11. >> we re and will continue to do everything in our power to prevent attacks. but i want to emphasize, that it is impossible to guarantee that there will never be anothee attack. >> some republicans are jumping on the president's choice of wordss >> the notion that a president would say that, in that kind of callouu and just utterly robotic way, i think, is further indicction that obama is simply not qualified to be commander and chief. >> other quotes in the book3 highlight deep divisions between th
NBC
Sep 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
buying in the heated race for d.c. mayor but the board of elections says no formal complaints have been filed. a fire that burned nearly 30 horses on monday has become a possible arson investigation. state fire officials detected traces of what could be a fire accelerant at the scene. they're looking for other potential signs the blaze was deliberately set. and according to irs data obtained by the "washington post," capitol hill employees owed $9 million in back taxes last year. no name have been released so it is unclear if any members of congress are among the nonpayers. >>> a great forecast throughout the next couple days, fast forwarding through the weekend. most of the weekend looking good. 80 degrees outside right now. winds out of the northwest at 15 to 25 miles an hour. so a little bit on the breezy side. 78 in sterling, 79 in manassas. la plata at 80 degrees. salisbury, maryland, one of the cool spots at 73. that bus stop forecast for the kids tomorrow. this is the deal here. it will be a little on the cool side. 49 in some of the cooler suburbs, to around 59 in the city.
FOX
Sep 7, 2010 4:25am EDT
to primary elections in d.c. and we are just one week oud and the race for -- one week out and the race for mayor is really heating up. sherry ly has the latest for us. >> reporter: good morning. today, mayor adrian fenty received a much-needed endorsement from the washington examiner which said that fenty deserves and d.c. needs him for four more years citing his improvement in schools, city services and reducing crime. but in polls, his challenger, council chairman vincent gray holds a sizable lead with one week to go before the primary. fenty spent the labor day crisscrossing the city trying to close the gap with his challenger, the undergoing incumbent mayor ramped up his message at rallies across the city. gray headed to ward four, fenty's home turf, which is turning into a major battleground. he met with teachers. mayor fenty touted his record. >> these these days when you walk around d.c., people don't even -- they don't even pay any attention. they take for granted that their services are going to work. that is as we want it. >> we want to hear from everybody. we want it he
FOX
Sep 21, 2010 9:00am EDT
the key here and that is what they've been doing this morning in the mt. vernon square here in d.c. if you look at video during this rush hour time period, they have been pulling people over who they found texting and driving and giving those folks tickets. and that was going on from 7:00 to 9:00 this morning. and in d.c. you know that ban is in place on using your cell phone, unless you have a hands- free device. ray la hood addressed the fact earlier on fox 5 morning news that there are other distractions out there. he does admit that. but considers cell phones to be far worse. >> it's an epidemic with cell phone use and blackberries because everybody has them and think they can do that everywhere they go, whether in church or at work or whether it's on street or behind the wheel. we know there are other distractions, the epidemic is because everybody has a cell phone or blackberry and they think they can drive safely while doing it and of course you can't. >> reporter: and the recent statistics about distracted driving and the deaths that have occurred. they say the numbers have jum
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
you. >>> it is primary day. d.c. voters cast their ballots today in the race for mayor. >> the race has been marked by scandal. the polls open in two and a half hours. pamela brown is live in southeast. >> good morning. both top candidates for d.c. mayor will be crisscrossing the city. locals open at 7:00 this morning. vincent gray will get on the center on alabama avenue. he's expected to make a stop and go to several other polling centers before the close at 8:30 tonight. adrian fenty will be on 13th street in northwest. he will make several stops as well. both candidates have been giving one last bid to get out the vote. vincent gray has been leading. some of his supporters say that he is an electable guy. adrian fenty has been pushing his track record of accomplishment to voters over the past four years. the pope's that -- he is hoping that will help them prevail. back to you. >> thank you. >>> besides the mayor's race, d.c. voters will choose candidates for council chair and and at large council seat. council seats ford's 1, 3, 5, 6. -- wards. >>> incumbent democrat martin o'ma
FOX
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >>> staying in d.c. now details in the florida avenue crash and adams morgan. police are looking into where the driver was in the hours before hitting two students and slamming in front of a business. fox 5's roz plater has the latest. and the alcohol board are investigating the accident that happened here wednesday night. investigators want to know who served the driver what and when. court records show the suspected drunk driver chamica adams had a blood alcohol level nearly twice the legal limit. her cars veered off florida avenue, plowed into a restaurant striking and critically injuring two grad students who attend johns hopkins school of international studies. >> it's a horrible incident and when you talk about alcohol and the hof acquisition that alcohol, especially drink -- havoc that alcohol, especially drinking and driving can create, no better example. >> reporter: one of the owners at a district bartells fox 5 they offered surveillance -- at a district bar tells fox 5 they offered surveillance video and they say in a statement adams was served a minimal amount of alcohol h
CBS
Sep 26, 2010 10:30am EDT
country because of frustration with what's happening in washington d.c. i think there are similarities, there are some difference across the country. the one thing that we have in common is a firm belief that the constitution should govern our role in washington d.c. we recognize the frustration for both what the republican party and the democrat party have been doing in washington d.c. and we're going there not to be part of the establishment. not to be part of what we consider the problem in washington d.c. but to get there and to reduce spending and to promote ideas like a balanced budget amendment and term limits and ideas that have been talked about for a while in d.c. we have been sold to voters in various states as positive ideas but they haven't really been worked on very hard in washington d.c. >> schieffer: all right. mr. buck, thank you so much for joining us this morning. very enlightening to get your positions out there. we'll be back in a minute to talk with one of the leading strategists in this movement. ♪ [ man ] i thought our family business would alway
NBC
Sep 19, 2010 12:00pm EDT
else you can do. i mean, just have a tough call against us. they are in washington, d.c., they are supposed to be a good team, houston oil zblers i was looking for the call the ugly sign, you know. evidently, the official saw it better than i did. >> one last chancet double redemption. foer skins tony zendejas, 40 yards out. it is good. the skins win ugly, 16-13. >> it has to hurt terribly against the redskins. >> not just the redskins. they would hurt against any team. i mean, anyime have you an opportunity like that, tie the ball game and you don't, you know, it hurts. ironically, the first version of instant replay started the next season in 1986. coaches were not allowed to throw that red flag out tre and challenge. only officials could request a review. >> this afternoon the redskins secondary will have his hands full with andre johnson. one of the players who will be called upon to keep the houston passing game at bay, safety reed doughty, always ready for game time. >> one, two, three. >> i like to get on that first team bus and get there a little bit early to the game. to g
ABC
Sep 16, 2010 6:00am EDT
turn to our other top story, will the change in the mayor's office mean a shakeup in d.c. schools and whether chancellor michele reid will still have a job when the new person takes over. >> a lot of people have been asking that. michele reid says when she first started talking school reform with mayor fenty, she told him the decisions could cause a lot of consternation. she's made a lot of decisions including firing a lot of teachers. that could have contributed to mayor fenty losing her job as mayor. but whatever happens she hopes lit continue moving forward. >> i have spent the last 3 1/2 years putting my blood, sweat and tears into reform efforts and we're going to make sure we do whatever we can to try to ensure that they continue. >> now vince gray says he has reached out to michele ri, and she says as well they hope to have a conversation in the coming days about their future and that she looks forward to working with him to see how they can move forward. gray said he wants to work on school reform sanched looking for an 'em powered and inclusive chancellor, whether that will b
PBS
Aug 31, 2010 6:30pm PDT
be assessed. but not in washington, d.c. in 1997 the city council gave the chancellor full control over evaluations with no oversight from the union. >> this evaluation instrument has created the highest level of fear i've ever seen among teachers anywhere. >> reporter: fear of? >> fear of being targeted for elimination unjustly. >> reporter: across the country most public school teachers are observed by their principal or assistant principal once or twice a year. nearly every teacher receives at least a satisfactory rating. but in rhee's system every teacher is observed five times a year, three times by an administrator, twice by a master educator. those evaluations combined with student test scores result in a final rating. >> we've added more objectivity to this process not only than we had before but i would argue that exists anywhere across the country. >> i think we are all.... >> reporter: special education teacher matt nagy that impact's unannounced observations have improved his classroom performance. >> every day i had to make sure that my objective was clear, that my kid
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
lisa with the foggy commute. >> they had overnight roadwork that's clear. in southeast d.c., it is minnesota avenue shut down by branch avenue for police activity. for the latest, let's go to pamela. why we are following that breaking news this morning. a carjacking leads to a police shootout. right now police are looking for at least one suspect. >> good morning, alison. we do know there are two people in custody. a number of people, at least one, that they are looking for. that officer got away in a stolen vehicle. we'll give you a live look at what we're seeing out here on randalls circle and minnesota avenue southeast. out here they have one vehicle they have been looking at. this vehicle has been following the stolen vehicle. all of this began around 3:15 this morning on silver hill road in suitland. officers say that's when they got a call about a carjacking. they responded with a chase, which followed into the district and ended here on minnesota. still looking for the stolen vehicle. the stolen vehicle is a 2004 toyota avalon, burgundy, 75460 hv maryland plates. maryland pl
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 12:00pm EDT
, coming up. >> thank you. officials are investigating after an infant died in a d.c. home. the infant was rushed to hospital. preliminary reports show the baby was coughing up formula while eating. investigators are looking into the circumstances of the child's death. crews have recovered the body of a man who drowned off the coast of ocean city. he disappeared august 28 after jumping into the ocean while lifeguards were off-duty. powerful recurrence are believed to have pulled him under. boats found him 16 miles from the coast. we have breaking news coming to us. pompous fund says it will bring terrorism charges against -- pakistan says it will bring terrorism charges against the three men involved in the failed times square bombing. the accused bomber pleaded guilty back in june to 10 charges. he will be sentenced this fall. the secretary of defense is now adding his voice to those opposing a plan to burn korans on the anniversary of 9/11. robert gates agrees with the commander in afghanistan that it would increase the danger to american troops abroad. >> the planned koran burning b
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